War, civil rights, and higher education: African American Vietnam veterans,the civil rights era, and the G.I. Bill

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dc.contributor Daniels, George L.
dc.contributor Holley, Karri A.
dc.contributor Katsinas, Stephen G.
dc.contributor Urban, Wayne J.
dc.contributor.advisor Hutcheson, Philo A.
dc.contributor.author Craddock, Douglas
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-04T14:57:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-04T14:57:38Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002865
dc.identifier.other CraddockJr_alatus_0004D_13308
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3541
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The story of Black veterans and their experience in the Vietnam War is one of little investigation especially with regard to those who are from the state of Alabama. This study particularly focuses on the experiences of African American Vietnam War veterans from the state of Alabama. The observations are based on the educational, occupational, and day-to-day life experiences of a select group of Vietnam veterans from Alabama upon their return home. By focusing on the domestic experiences of these veterans upon their return, this study scrutinizes how the ongoing civil rights conflicts of the time impacted their lives. More specifically, the objective of this investigation is to analyze the influence and impact of the 1966, 1972, and 1974 iterations of the G.I. Bill from the first-hand perspective of study participants. Their experiences, viewed through the lens of historical narratives, provide insight into the untold obstacles they faced such as attainment of educational and occupational benefits as well as coping with the generally hostile treatment that an African American veteran endured in his community upon discharge from the military. A proper examination of the domestic experiences of the Black servicemen during a time of Jim Crow, the fight for civil rights, and a divided nation, provides a lasting voice for those who have not had the chance to tell their story until now.
dc.format.extent 226 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Higher education
dc.title War, civil rights, and higher education: African American Vietnam veterans,the civil rights era, and the G.I. Bill
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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